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Getting more from the 2016/17 budget

Is Museveni serious this time? The government is planning to increase public spending in the next financial year but some experts say it is punching above its weight. This could be true since the country is getting low returns on its large infrastructure projects. Since winning his fifth five-year term, …

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PHOTOGRAPHS: New Uganda cabinet swears in

Uganda’s new cabinet was sworn in on Tuesday. The ceremony that started in the morning, continued into the afternoon as the Vice President and 31 full ministers took the oath. Forty eight state ministers were also sworn in. Selected photographs of the ceremony More Photographs from the ceremony at State …

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POLICE: Car thefts in Kampala up again

Uganda Police has registered increased cases of car thefts in the outskirts of Kampala in the past month and has called for public vigilance. Police identified Najjera, Kiwatule, Kisasi, Bahai, Lukuli- Nanganda, Namasuba Upper Hill, Kibuye- Ggaba, Kigoowa and Kigoowa  as high risk areas. According to police press officer Fred …

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Coup threats and the arrests

Dodgy intelligence, local interests, international backers Monday June 6: Soldiers of the Special Forces Group which falls under President Yoweri Museveni’s son, Maj. Gen. Muhoozi, are on a mission near Kampala city in Kyengera town in Wakiso District. They are moving in four pick-up trucks. The target is suspected recruits …

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New UPDF Mountain force will boost tourism

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) is set to establish a specialized mountain warfare force to boost the army’s capacity, secure all Uganda’s mountains, and boost tourism. President Yoweri Musevei, who is also Commander-in-Chief, outlined the plans on Friday at Kyanjuki Village in Kasese ,at the foot of Mt. Rwenzori, …

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